December 7, 2016

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Thank God this elderly man had a firearm

A frail senior citizen who walks with the aid of a cane is alive today because he was able to retrieve his .38 handgun and use it to defend his life against a much younger home invader.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says it was about 5:30 Thursday afternoon when they were called to Campo Road. Deputies say that’s where Sebastian Thompson, 48, broke into a home and attacked a 70-year-old man.

“He walks with a cane. He’s kinda a bit older and has some issues. I think that a strong breeze would push him over,” said Jacob Johnson.

BCSO says Thompson attacked the man with a bamboo stick and a hockey stick. The victim suffered a severe head injury but was able to shoot Thompson in the chest, using a .38 caliber hand gun. Thompson died at the scene.

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